Specifically built as a work vehicle, the full-size Chevrolet Chevy Cargo Van is ideally suited for professional contractors or as a delivery van. Based on the Chevrolet Express, the 1998 Chevy Cargo Van also features chassis engineering derived from the C/K pickup trucks. A modern looking cargo van, the Chevrolet work product was available in a half-ton G1500, three-quarter ton G2500 and one-ton G3500 model.
All versions of the Chevy Cargo Van were offered with a 135-inch wheelbase while the G2500 and G3500 vans offered an extended 155-inch wheelbase choice. Propulsion for the Chevy Cargo Van is handled with the choice of a six-cylinder or eight-cylinder Vortec-branded gasoline engines. Base power for the G1500 and G2500 variants of the Chevrolet Chevy Cargo Van were propelled by a 4.3 liter V-6 generating 200 and 250 pound-feet of torque.
Producing ample power, the engine also allowed the van to achieve up to 19 miles per gallon in highway driving. A 220-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8 engine was also available on the G1500 model of the cargo van. Standard on the Chevy Cargo Van G3500 or optional on the G1500 and G2500 was the 5.7-liter Vortec V-8. The V-8 engine generated 250 horsepower as well as 330 pound-feet of torque. For G2500 and G3500 models of the 1998 Chevrolet Chevy Cargo Van, an optional 6.5-liter turbocharged diesel powerplant provided substantial low-end torque.
The interior of the Chevrolet-branded cargo van is configured specifically for utility purposes. With vinyl seating for the driver and a front seat passenger, the rear compartment of the Chevy Cargo Van features vertical reinforcing ribs designed for easy mounting of bins, toolboxes and racks. For easy loading and unloading, the 1998 Chevrolet Chevy Cargo Van is equipped with wide opening 60/40 split side doors.